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On Location: Beautiful Creatures' Beautiful Costumes, Beautiful World

In the film Beautiful Creatures, Gatlin, South Carolina might seem like a sleepy Southern town where nothing ever happens, but beneath the surface, there are strange and magical forces, rooted in the past, that are about to re-emerge in ways the townspeople can't even begin to imagine. Shot on location in and around New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the film adaptation of Beautiful Creatures from director/screenwriter Richard LaGravenese (Water For Elephants) is based on the New York Times bestseller by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, and succeeds in bringing the gorgeous costumes and sets to life.

It's a Romeo and Juliet love story with a supernatural spin and a cast of young newcomers supported by stellar veterans like Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis. Alden Ehrenreich stars in the romantic role of Ethan Wate. "Ethan believes he can make his world what he wants it to be and win this new girl, who is clearly out of his realm," says Ehrenreich. "I think audiences will have fun going on the 'ride' with him and being inside his head as he tries."

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, and luxury goods and experiences. She is Editor at Large for The Awesomer, Rides & Drives, Pursuitist and Technabob, and reports for Atlas Obscura, Connect, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, WestJet Magazine, Where Guestbook, Where Traveler Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, ...(Read More)

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